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Grand Rapids in 1856

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George R. Allen Home

George R. Allen Home


George R. Allen sits on the porch of his home next to the corner post. The other people are his wife, daughters, sisters, and friends. The house, built in the Victorian style with some Italianate details, stands next to that of his father, George W. Allen, just visible at the far left. The second entry at the right side of the house might have served as the entrance to Mr. Allen's office.


Full Details

TitleGeorge R. Allen Home
Current AddressDemolished
Pre 1912 Address43 Park
Date Constructed1879
Original OwnerGeorge R. Allen
Original UseHome

Title by cataloger. The Allen home was one of the houses on Park St. (later Library Plaza and now Library St. NE) that was demolished in 1902 to be replaced by the Ryerson Library/Grand Rapids Public Library.

CollectionColl. #33-12-48, History & Special Collections Dept., Archives

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